Did you ever think about APPRECIATION as an “action word”?  Yes, telling someone you appreciate them for what they have done is an action.  But let’s consider how strategic, genuine messages of APPRECIATION Will “Generate” further positive activities, initiate innovation opportunities, build on sharing concepts/ideas, and encourage an excitement for “what next”!

Too often people just accept traditional impact responses after offering words of APPRECIATION to someone:

  • “I didn’t think anyone really cared”.
  • “It’s just part of what I am supposed to do”.
  • “Thanks but it’s really no big deal”.

But what would happen if people who were conveying APPRECIATION customized their words:

  • “What you did with your report will give us more time to upgrade our technology for everyone!”
  •  “The way you altered our accounts payable process will save us a ton of admin money!”
  • “Your partnerships with all of those organizations will put us in a better service spot and not be taken advantage of or for granted in the future!”

IMG_2661This TRIPLE III TIME message is designed to motivate you to become more individualized/personalized in your words of appreciation.  I believe authentic and “futurized” messages of APPRECIATION Will “Generate” unplanned and often unrecognized personnel motivational opportunities.  Give this concept a fun try.

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

Posted on October 15, 2021, in COMMUNICATION LIVES. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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